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Originally posted by Seeker63
To the skeptics: Please explain how 5th century man has the capacity to conceptualize a circular, metallic, anti-gravity craft(pictured in the Madonna painting). Explain the detail in the painting of the man purposefully observing the craft(nevermind, why is it included in the first place?).
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Originally posted by rozetta
1) Even taking into account the "Rare Earth" theory, it is still likely that other life and conversely intelligence exists in the universe.
And why is that, exactly? Is life going to automatically spring up on any planet that has a reasonably warm temperature, and can sustain liquid water? It apparently didn't on Mars.
Even Buzz Aldrin admits the famous UFO he talks about was probably just one of the 4 panels. There's some evidence astronauts have seen other things like the Gemini 4 mission, however McDivitt is pretty sure that UFO was man-made and not alien.
Originally posted by Gazrok
While I do believe there is other intelligent life out there, I'm not so sure these 5 items are the best evidence.
Examples include: anthropomorphic sun and moon...
2. ASTRONAUTS SEEING UFOS
3. WOW SIGNAL
A one-shot deal. If it were an intelligent signal, one would expect a repeat, but so far, we haven't seen it yet.
5. SETI SIGNAL
Similar to the WOW, needs to be more sustainable to be conclusive.
It does take into account how long the civilizations exist, and when Sagan assumes the civilizations are self-destructive like ours, he comes up with only 10 ET intelligences in the milky way galaxy (starting at 34 minutes in this episode of Cosmos):
4. DRAKE EQUATION
In addition, the equation = 0 if any variable is 0.
birds, bats, insects, balloons, blimps, clouds and other atmospheric phenomena.
Originally posted by plube
whats in the skys in 1920
not many hubcaps around in 1927
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Lots of hats though.